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Double Nickels (1977)

Entertaining car chase thriller.



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Credited cast:
Edward Abrahms ...
Ed (as Ed Abrahms)
Ed Abrams ...
Lynn Booker ...
Van Kid
Michael Brennan ...
Mick (as Mick Brennan)
George Cole ...
Michael Cole ...
Larry Dunn ...
Mimi McCracken ...
Pinball Girl
Birdie Mitchell ...
Lincoln Owner
Heidi Schubert ...
Norman Schubert ...
Patrice Schubert ...
Butch Stockton ...


Entertaining car chase thriller.

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Action | Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

September 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Smokey  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Glen Glenn Sound)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie was reissued in 1978, along with H.B. Halicki's Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) at some drive-ins, under the title SPLIT-SECOND SMOKEY. See more »


In the motorcycle chase scenes involving the sheriff, he's seen driving the car with a mustache. Yet when he's seen outside the car, he doesn't have one. See more »


[last lines]
Jordan: Should we go back there and help Ed?
Smokey: Ed? Aw, he can talk his way out of this. I saw him talk his way out a lot of things.
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Double Nickels
Written by Tim Henderson
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User Reviews

Another rediscovery in automotive thrills.
16 January 1999 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I'm trying to be fair on movies that haven't been discovered by many. Some have been very good while others were god-awful. And some have been unusual, yet politically incorrect by today's standards. These low-key "drive-in" movies of the 70s are worth the satisfaction today, if you seriously choose to accept them. Which makes DOUBLE NICKELS a prime example. It's your average everyday rip-off of GONE IN 60 SECONDS (its actor, George Cole, stars in this film), and while it isn't as smashing or thrilling, it still manages to deliver some fun. Nothing is more sacred than watching lunatic repo men steal autos just to run down the highway with a bunch of sleazy cops after them, of course. The comedy is okay even if the acting is low-class. One memorable scene that must be believed: a Pinto going down a narrow stairway with a cop car from behind! You won't find it different, but at least this was better than that dismal CAR CRASH, a "speedsploitationer" featuring Joey Travolta. This is good for members of the Grand Theft Auto Club.

Does anyone know the name "Smokey" appears in a few other classic car chase films that exist? That includes the Burt Reynolds masterpiece.

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